Dan Carter may not have been able to publicly speak out in support of his former Racing 92 team mate and bestie Ali Williams, during the big lock's infamous Paris cocaine bust, but Dan and wife Honor saw Williams and wife Casey off in style last week.

The foursome attended a farewell dinner at the swanky Hotel de Crillon in Paris before the Williams family arrived back in Auckland last week.

Casey told Spy they couldn't talk openly at the time - magazine deal maybe? - but were juggling jet lag and life, enjoying the winter weather and were house-hunting.

The couple like the city-fringe western suburbs and will be thinking of good schools for daughters Jessica and Claudia.

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Williams' cocaine scandal cost him his rugby role and he resigned from the children's charity, iSPORT he co-founded with fellow All Black greats Richie McCaw and Carter, who had his own brush with the law in France after allegedly being caught drink-driving in Paris earlier this year. Both men were quick to take to social media to apologise.

In April, Casey told Spy the couple were looking forward to moving the family back home after a few months travelling on the Continent.

Her husband will still travel to Europe for business, but she said was looking forward to settling into life back in New Zealand. Casey has a career as a health and wellbeing coach to reignite too.

Ali's time in France has been undoubtedly tainted by the drugs scandal, but he has always been popular here and we predict that will continue.

- Spy.co.nz